Home » Tag Archives: tropical storm isaac

Tag Archives: tropical storm isaac

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny Manley. Manley said a tree ...

Read More »

BREAKING: Telecoms ready for Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac slowly approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, Mississippi telecom carriers are gearing up to keep their networks online and in service. Verizon Wireless said in a release this morning that last year’s $39 million network investment in south Mississippi would strengthen and enhance its coverage and service in the event of severe storms. AT&T said earlier this week that a ...

Read More »

Ready.gov publishes disaster supplies kit

Stocking up on disaster items (batteries, flashlights, water) in the event of severe weather is always a good idea. Ready.gov has posted ready-made lists for folks preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac. Items include: Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered ...

Read More »

Millsaps hosting 40 University of New Orleans athletes seeking refuge from Isaac

With Tropical Storm Isaac barreling down on the Louisiana gulf Coast and forecasters projecting that New Orleans will bear the brunt of Isaac’s effects when it makes landfall early Wednesday morning as a hurricane, UNO is evacuating 40 athletes to Millsaps University in Jackson. The athletes will be joined by several Privateer coaches, UNO police officers, and representatives from the ...

Read More »

Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. Authorities say a storm surge ...

Read More »